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Delhi: Special Task Force sieze 4.5 tonnes of red sandalwood, 4 arrested

The Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday busted an international red sandalwood racket arresting four people in Delhi. 

Sep 29, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

DRI seizes 532 star tortoises, 9040 kg of red sandalwood from Mumbai

The star tortoises were seized on Thursday while the sandalwood was seized from Nhava Sheva Port on Wednesday. 

Sep 06, 2018, 22:58 PM IST

Two 'red sanders' smugglers held; wood worth Rs 6 crore seized

 Two suspected red sanders smugglers were on Saturday arrested from the district and 126 logs of wood worth Rs six crore in the international market were recovered from them, police said.

Jun 27, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

63 woodcutters from TN held, red sandalwood worth Rs 2 crore seized

As many as 63 woodcutters from neighbouring Tamil Nadu were on Sunday arrested in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and 40 logs of red sanders wood worth Rs 2 crore were seized from their possession, police said.

Apr 12, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

CITU demands judicial probe into Chittoor killings

 Terming the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers in Andhra Pradesh as "heinous" and "inhuman", the Centre of Indian Trade Unions CITU) has demanded a judicial probe into the matter and sought adequate compensation for kin of the victims of "police brutality".

Apr 09, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh encounter: Madras HC asks authorities not to cremate bodies of six woodcutters till Friday

The Madras High Court on Thursday asked authorities to ensure that the bodies of six woodcutters, alleged to be red sanders smugglers, killed in Andhra Pradesh, are not cremated till tomorrow.

Apr 09, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

DMK hits out at AP over encounter, seeks probe by judge

 Accusing the Andhra Pradesh government of wrongly using its powers, DMK leader MK Stalin on Wednesday termed as a blatant human rights violation the 'fake encounter' in which 20 people, many of them Tamils, were killed and demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge.

Apr 09, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

1445 kgs of red sanders seized from garage in Ahmedabad

 In one of the biggest seizures, police on Wednesday recovered precious red sandalwood weighing 1445 kgs from a garage, which was supposed to be smuggled out of the country en route Delhi.

Apr 09, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Red sander smuggler Gangi Reddy sent in judicial remand

International smuggler of red sandalwood Kollam Gangi Reddy, who was arrested in Mauritius, has been sent in judicial remand by a Port Louis court, Andhra Pradesh DGP JV Ramudu said here on Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

270 kg of sandalwood seized, 11 Chinese nationals detained

Eleven Chinese nationals were detained at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Thursday after 270kg of sandalwood was seized from them, customs officials said.

Dec 05, 2013, 16:29 PM IST

Red Sandalwood seized from Singapore-bound passenger

Forty kg of red sandalwood, valued at around Rs two crore in the international market, has been seized from a Singapore-bound passenger at the airport here, airport sources said on Wednesday.

Oct 30, 2013, 15:57 PM IST